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brian donahue talk: can new england grow more food?

[vimeo 23705248 w=500 h=375] We are beyond delighted to announce that Brian Donahue, author of Reclaiming the Commons, will be speaking on the Maine Sail Freight Panel in Cambridge on September 2!

Posted: August 30 2015
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beef cattle improvement workshop, shondack landing, ny, sept. 18-19

BEEF CATTLE IMPROVEMENT With Gearld Fry and Mike Scannell  Harrier Fields Farm 4116 County Route 21 Schodack Landing, NY 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., September 18-19, 2015 This workshop focuses on improving cattle herds with quality and quantity of meat per acre of grass. Learn how to recognize cattle that will yield 70% meat to bone and […]

Posted: August 30 2015
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HEY BOSTON, COME OUT TO THE COMPASS ROSE!

Its easy. walk there from the aquarium. Walk there from the Boston Public Market! Walk through the North end! Oh, why, do you ask? Because the Maine Sail Freight is docking there TOMORROW night (that's Saturday August 29)! Be there to see it! Be there to unload Sunday morning at 8:00, and then spend the day exploring the […]

Posted: August 28 2015
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maine sail freight event

Posted: August 27 2015
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next weekend in providence, ri: land and water conference

Activists working on issues related to land and water and academics from the humanities and social sciences will gather to discuss tensions between environmental stress, ecological realities, and human institutions. Find out more here: http://landandwaterconference.com/

Posted: August 26 2015
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learn more about the schooner adventure!

The Greenhorns announce a last minute vessel change for the Maine Sail Freight  maiden voyage from Maine to Boston. We will be sailing, and selling as scheduled, thanks to the alacrity and fluid logistical finesse of Captain Stefan Edick and the Schooner Adventure. We are ocean legal and on our way to BOSTON HARBOR. Many […]

Posted: August 26 2015
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maine sail freight takes sail!

The Maine Sail Freight takes sail THIS Friday, August 28th from the Portland Harbor and arrives in the Boston Harbor on Saturday, August 29th.  There is then a slew of events taking place in Boston until September 2nd. In this MAINE SAIL FREIGHT PDF you will find the FULL schedule of events for the Maine […]

Posted: August 25 2015
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san luis valley events with severine

Posted: August 25 2015
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food sovereignty & regional resilience panel

Maine Sail Freight Food Sovereignty & Regional Resilience Panel Thursday August 27 // Gulf of Maine Research Institute 350 Commercial St, Portland, ME 5pm – 7pm suggested donation: $10.00/at the door Even if you can’t make it to part of our Community Cargo Loading event during the day, consider attending this exciting panel of Mainers actively building […]

Posted: August 24 2015
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come one, come all to the grand dinner in portland, me

We bet you have been looking for another way to support the maiden voyage of Maine Sail Freight. Well, baby, we've got it! On Thursday August 27th, the Greenhorns are teaming up with the talented Chef David Levi of Vinland to bring you a fabulously decadent dinner of local foods prepared specially to evoke the spirit of […]

Posted: August 22 2015
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two chances to hear songs of maine by away down east this week

Can You Sing “Maine”? Songs of Maine’s Fishermen, Sailors, Lumberjacks, River Drivers, & Shore Workers featuring: From Away Downeast, America’s Easternmost Chantey Group will be playing the fiddle, guitar, banjo, and harmonica this week in Maine, and we highly recommend you make it one (if not both) of the shows. Singing along is strongly encouraged, and family members of […]

Posted: August 15 2015
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new hampshire: sev speaks THIS FRIDAY in seacoast region

Sustainable farmer at Amos Fortune Friday The Amos Fortune Forum will welcome their sixth speaker on Friday night. Noted “new farming” expert and Agrarian Severine Fleming will deliver a talk entitled, “A New Economy on the Land.” Severine is a farmer, activist, and organizer based in the Champlain Valley of New York. She is founder […]

Posted: August 13 2015
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book the bufflehead for next week's greenhorns rendezvous in the thoroughfare

August 23- Watermans Community Center : North Haven, Maine 1pm- 6pm Come join us in the North Haven thoroughfare! IF YOU'D LIKE TO SAIL OUT ON THE BUFFLEHEAD TO ATTEND THESE EVENTS, BOOK HERE!  Schedule: 1:00 Picnic Lunch  & Oyster Tasting (bring your own lunch or visit Cooper’s Landing) 2:00 Lydia Brown, author of On Solid Ground will start this event […]

Posted: August 13 2015
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from maine to boston by ship: a local economy stunt by young farmers with a long view

THIS MONTH! The GREENHORNS' MAINE SAIL FREIGHT will sail 11 tons of Maine-grown cargo from Maine to Boston aboard the beloved 131 foot traditional wooden schooner, Harvey Gammage. We will load cargo on August 23rd at Waterman's  Community  Center at North Haven's Fox Islands thoroughfare. The majority of cargo, 10 more tons, will come aboard […]

Posted: August 13 2015
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incredible lecture on the north atlantic fishery-- from a historical perspective

Posted: August 12 2015
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soil not oil conference, richmond, ca, sept. 4-5

Soil Not Oil International Conference Friday-Saturday, Sept. 4-5, 2015, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Memorial Civic Center Complex, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804 Note: Dr. Vandana Shiva keynote speech is on Friday, Sept. 4, 7:00 pm The September Soil Not Oil conference will bring together farmers, climate scientists, land-use experts, and many others to discuss […]

Posted: August 10 2015
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farm to fork festival, saranac lake, ny, august 30

Started six years ago by the Adirondack Green Circle as a way to connect eaters in the area with the produce that the farmers were bringing to market, the Farm to Fork Festival will be from 9:00-2:00p.m. August 30th. It promises to be something more or less of localvore heaven:  home cooks serving dishes made from locally grown […]

Posted: August 9 2015
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usda to offer apple and grape grafting demos at empire farm days

Scientists from the Agricultural Research Service Plant Genetic Resources Unit, Geneva, NY, will demonstrate grafting techniques used with apple trees and grapevines daily at 11 am at the August 11-13, 2015 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms, 2973 State Route 414, in Seneca Falls, NY. The ARS scientists will show how rootstocks […]

Posted: August 5 2015
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last minute tickets!

Sail on the PISCATAQUA August 4 // Portsmouth, NH Sail on the PISCATAQUA – a reproduction of the historic cargo barges that carried freight on coastal rivers in New Hampshire and Maine. Event includes regional foods dinner and lecture on historical river trade by Jeffrey Bolster, author of the Mortal Sea. Space is limited and proceeds benefit Maine Sail Freight. […]

Posted: August 3 2015
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VSDBF farm to table dinner

The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB) Foundation and Allegheny Mountain Institute (AMI) have partnered together on an event to raise awareness related to the educational benefits of urban gardening and its impact to our schools and local community. The first annual “Farm to Table” dinner will be held on Saturday, August 22nd […]

Posted: August 3 2015
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farm aid turns 30 and throws a rocking party, sept. 19, chicago

   Farm Aid 30  will be at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Saturday, September 19! Tickets on sale August 3 with (limited) discounted tickets available to farmers. There are plenty of ways for farmers, advocacy groups, and social media faries to get involved. More details: here! If you aren't familiar with Farm Aid yet, it's […]

Posted: August 2 2015
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permaculture day, August 22, chinchester, nh

  

Posted: August 2 2015
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improving crop management with aerial imagery set for 2015 empire farm days

Aerial Imagery Seminars Set for 2015 Empire Farm Days The view from an airplane or drone gives farmers a unique perspective of their land and crops. Daily seminars at 1pm at the new Soil Health Seminar Center at the August 11-13, 2015 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY, […]

Posted: July 30 2015
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3 days left to see RUNOFF in theaters in los angeles & claremont

“As an experience, it’s amazing. If you want to be able to say you were there when a great American filmmaker’s career kicked off, you need to see Runoff.” – RogerEbert We are so pleased to bring the narrative feature film RUNOFF to California. Coming off an extended run in New York City where it played to […]

Posted: July 30 2015
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maine-made farm goods sailing soon

Maine-made farm goods soon will wind their way to Boston by schooner It's art. It's protest. It's celebration. And, who knows? It may even be a practical way to get cargo to market. When the wooden two-masted schooner Harvey Gamage sets sail from Portland in late August, laden with Maine farm products destined for Boston […]

Posted: July 28 2015
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cattle and kelp: agriculture in a new economy

Please join us on Saturday, October 24th, in Churchtown, NY, to hear Allan Savory and Bren Smith speak in the extraordinary round barn of the Churchtown Dairy. The lecture program will begin at 10:00 am and conclude by 3:00 pm. Tours of the buildings, conducted by architect Rick Anderson, will begin at 9:00 am. Tickets […]

Posted: July 28 2015
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sail the piscataqua

A reproduction of the historic cargo barges that carried freight on coastal rivers in New Hampshire and Maine. Event includes regional foods, dinner, and lecture on historical river trade by Jeffrey Bolster, author of the Mortal Sea. Space is limited and proceeds benefit Maine Sail Freight.Gundalow Ticket Sales 

Posted: July 27 2015
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calling all dreamers and optimistic fools

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfQR724hfoA&w=853&h=480] Jonathan Edwards is playing a live benefit show for our friends at Stone Soup Institute in Harpswell, Maine THIS Friday! SSI is a horse powered farm and school.  Courses offered integrate traditional as well as contemporary practices and knowledge in the Agrarian Arts, Crafts and Fine Arts.  The education stays in tune with the seasons. They also […]

Posted: July 27 2015
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Jonathan Edwards live!

Posted: July 22 2015
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happening today in portland, me!

  Come visit the young farmers who are coordinating this futurist pageant of logistics, using the power of the wind to capture imaginations and new markets for the rural economies of this tall state.  And come see the wooden schooner, the Harvey Gamage, a 131 foot schooner that will carry the cargo southwards.  Saturday, Sunday […]

Posted: July 20 2015
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TTIP and tall ships afterparty! july 20th, portland maine!

TALL SHIPS AFTERPARTY and TTIIP TEACH IN! 4 live bands! Hot stuff  5pm- late Come on out! On July 20th,we’ve got a full afternoon and evening TALL SHIPS AFTERPARTY and TTIP teach in at Thompson’s Point in Portland Maine.  We’ve invited our favorite agrarian bands, including The Parlor, Will Dailey  and Milk and Honey Rebellion- as […]

Posted: July 16 2015
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Occupy the Farm protesters hold rally and action to stop development of historic gill tract farmland

Thursday July 16th, 2015, 4pm Rally, 5pm Action Monroe St. & San Pablo Ave., Albany, CA On July 16th, 2015, farmers and neighbors of the historic Gill Tract will gather to hold a rally and take action to protect the historic Gill Tract Farm from looming development by UC Berkeley to build a Sprouts Supermarket, and to highlight the public health impacts […]

Posted: July 15 2015
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the grange hall in ojai has great upcoming events

The Grange Hall in Ojai has got it going on! Beginning this weekend (sign up quick!) the Ojai Grange is hosting a series of summer classes on a variety of different homesteading/self-sufficiency topics.Check out www.ojaivalleygrange.com for more information and to sign up! Below is the flyer for a homesteading Farm Camp for girls age 8-14 […]

Posted: July 14 2015
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TTIP and tall ships afterparty! july 20th, portland maine!

TALL SHIPS AFTERPARTY and TTIP TEACH-IN! 4 live bands! Hot stuff  5pm- late Come on out! On July 20th, we’ve got a full afternoon and evening TALL SHIPS AFTERPARTY and TTIP teach in at Thompson’s Point in Portland Maine.  We’ve invited our favorite agrarian bands, including The Parlor, Will Dailey  and Milk and Honey Rebellion- […]

Posted: July 13 2015
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100% spirit of the future

Posted: July 11 2015
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complete list of maine sail freight events

The Project Homepage has descriptions of the full schedule of events: (*some require RSVP) June 28: Songs of Land and Sea by Brian Dewan. Halcyon Grange, Blue Hill ME July 10: Windjammers Parade. Rockland, ME July 14-15: LaFayette's Hermione. Public Dock, Castine, ME July 18, 19, 20: Tall Ships Event. Portland Harbor, ME July 20: […]

Posted: July 11 2015
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red rocks

What are young farmers doing after hours? Just hanging with Neil. NBD.

Posted: July 11 2015
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RSVP now: northeast gathering on domestic fair trade, august 14 in amherst, ma

ATTN:: Open Meeting: Northeast Gathering on Domestic Fair Trade Friday August 14, 2015 9:00 am-12:30pm Campus Center 903 UMASS, Amherst This Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference Free Meeting, sponsored by The Domestic Fair Trade Committee of NOFA’s Interstate Council’s (IC) Policy Committee, invites activists from the Northeast Region who are engaged in projects […]

Posted: July 11 2015
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conference: artisans of the grasslands, oct 2-4

Join the Savory Institute’s annual international conference “Artisans of the Grasslands - Crafting the Future for Food & Agriculture,” on Oct 2-4 in San Francisco this year.  Click here. Convene with global thought leaders sharing an intimate knowledge of ancestral foods and healing techniques, pastoralists using livestock used to mimic wild herds and heal the […]

Posted: July 9 2015
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milk maid of the milk and honey rebellion 

  See Rachel Bell and the Milk and Honey Rebellion live and for free on July 20 at Prescott Park in Portsmouth, NH! 

Posted: July 5 2015
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